Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Estee Lauder Heavy Petals

 Estee Lauder Nail Lacquers in (L-R) Dilettante*, Narcissist* & Absinthe*

You know me, I'm a huge fan of pastels and therefore when it comes to Spring fashion and makeup trends, I get pretty excited at all the new launches. When I first laid eyes on the Estee Lauder Heavy Petals collection way back at a Christmas event last year, I immediately fell in love. The collection features five seriously stunning pastel hues, including a gorgeous coral, a beautiful baby pink, and a refreshing apple green. I was lucky enough to be sent three of the shades on offer; Dilettante, Narcissist and Absinthe. 

The first thing I have to gush about these beauties is the packaging; Estee Lauder is most definitely on the money with the gorgeous, thick glass casing and classic gold detail - the polishes look amazing sitting on my dressing table. But how do the products fare? Well, in short, they're the best polishes I think I've ever tried. Each one is ridiculously opaque, a dream to apply and lasts days without chipping. When on the nails, these shades scream 'I've had an expensive manicure' - they're so glossy and lustrous. The colours are so beautiful and unlike any colours I've tried before, making them unique as well as fabulous quality. Dilettante is a baby blue/turquoise, Narcissist a candy pink, and Absinthe a mossy apple green. Of the three, Narcissist is definitely my favourite (typical girly girl) but Dilettante is a close second. I do love Absinthe but it lets itself down compared to the others as the application for it is a little wishy-washy. A few coats however, and it looks just as stunning as the other shades. 

Overall I'm seriously impressed with the Heavy Petals collection and I already have my eye on the coral shade. I think the shades are so pretty and typically Spring-like - they definitely make me think of Easter, sunshine, flowers and candy and when I see them adorning my finger nails! They retail at £14.50 which I don't think is too bad going for such a quality product. Have you tried any of Estee Lauder's polishes before? To think they've only started selling nail lacquers recently, the quality really is astonishing. 
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16 comments

  1. Wow completely in love with these!
    Sophie
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  2. These are ever so pretty I have not seen colours as nice as this really like the pink and blue such a cute colour scheme :) love it x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  3. wow these are such beautiful colours

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  4. I absolutely love Narcissist :) So pretty! xxx

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  5. I love Estee Lauder nail polishes so much but it's just the price that puts me off :( these colours are seriously gorgeous though, may have to bite the bullet!

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Ahh these are gorgeous! LOVE the pink! xXx

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  7. Dilettante and Narcissist are absolutely beautiful. But I have to admitt I'm not so keen on Absinthe. I just don't know how I'd make it work with anything else.

    Love Em @ Whatemloves.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  8. omg haha what a title :P ....knowing me id mess up my words and say "Estee Lauder Heavy Petting" hahahahha

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  9. These look so gorgeous even just in the bottles! Absinthe is such an unusual colour, but not sure I could wear it without looking a bit ill! x

    taupeandpearl.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the look of the Absinthe green there all so pretty! :)

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  11. Not a fan of the green at all, but I do like the other colours. And of course the packaging.

    P.x
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I really like the pink and the blue, however the green is a colour a wouldn't go for. The packaging as always is beautiful :) x

    http://fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. ohh, the colours are soo beautiful!

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  14. Adorable colours!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I love Lauder nail polish, they are a dream to wear - like you said, 'an expensive manicure' most definitely. Plus, as these are in a collection, I'd buy the ones you love as they don't stick around for long. I wanted two things from that brand over the Christmas period and they were discontinued from being in a collection. Don't be disappointed! I'm definitely grabbing one or two, the colours are so girly. Great review, thank you for sharing gorgeous.

    Lots of love.
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  16. Gorgeous colours, I love the pink and blue, but I'm not sure about the forest green one, but the more I look at it the more I like it...

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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